Communication Barriers – Listening Barriers and Speaking Barriers

It does not matter how effective you are in communicating with others, sometimes you may face communication barriers. Communication barriers are defined as the factors that break or interrupt a communication process. They are roughly classified as two – Listening barriers, Speaking barriers and other barriers. Listening barriers occur while listening to the speaker whereas speaking barriers occur while speaking. Mainly they are categorized under non-verbal communications.

Listening Barriers:

  1. Interrupting the speaker with improper body language and meaningless questions
  2. Less concentration on speaker’s facial expressions and not keeping eye contact with the speaker
  3. Provoking the speaker to conclude the topic as soon as possible.
  4. Giving an impression that the speaker is wasting his/her time with his speech
  5. More concentration on distracting material which is not a part of the on going discussion
  6. Going ahead of the speaker and concluding his/her ideas
  7. Less memory power – this makes you out of the subject being discussed
  8. Asking too many questions to prove your attentiveness

Speaking Barriers:

  1. Rough and unclear data or information about the topic
  2. Inconsistent communication – Missing the flow and going too fast or too slow
  3. Unclear pronunciation – abrupt sentences or words
  4. Miscommunication or not understanding the listener
  5. Using negative words – Meaning of the some words may differ from region to region and culture to culture

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